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[1.]
Merry Christmas
Merry Christmas
Merry Christmas
Merry Christmas

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[2.]
The joy that he brings
The joy that he brings
The joy that he brings
The joy that he brings

[Together]
Brings...

[1.]
This night
We pray
Our lives
Will show
This dream
He had
Each child
Still knows

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[2.]
We are waiting
We have not forgotten

[3.]
On this night
On this night
On this very Christmas night



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  • u
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    UnregisteredDec 19, 2011 at 9:01 pm
    The real st. Nick was an orphan and a christian, i believe somewhere in europe. When he grew up he wanted others to know about the gift of christmas (christ), so he left gifts at the orphanage doors each year in hopes (his dream) that the orphans would know they were loved by god from the show of his generosity of giving, just as christ gave of himself. I'm thinking that's what this song is about.
  • m
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    Mary44Nov 8, 2008 at 4:07 am
    this song tells the story of the birth of Jesus and as spirit beings, we have not forgotten that very magical evening.
  • u
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    UnregisteredDec 10, 2011 at 10:05 pm
    The meaning of christmas is contained not only in this song but in the very faces of the children singing it -- angels all!
  • u
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    UnregisteredDec 6, 2011 at 2:42 pm
    Such a heated discussion? So silly that anyone needs other people to share their opinion on the meaning of this song! Maybe the meaning of the lyrics are purposefully vague. Interpret them as you wish, and just enjoy the song!
  • u
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    UnregisteredNov 16, 2013 at 3:53 pm
    Based on the lyrics and the video, I believe it's about Martin Luther King's speech "I Have A Dream". Although, his speech reflects many "dreams", one is that basically all children would someday grow up and be colored blind and equal. Being a Minister he prays that one day our nation will change and become the nation our "creed" (The Constitution) was based on. Since Christmas is about "hope" through the birth of Christ, what a great night for children to sing, pray and remember a "Dream" that quite frankly I believe Jesus Christ himself would be proud of......not because of what MLK was praying and dreaming for one day, but because it is what Jesus taught everyday.

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